Wednesday, 22 September 2004
The course is fairly dry therefore it won't play long. We are expecting strong winds for rounds 1 and 2. Not many drivers will be hit off the Tee this week as accuracy is paramount.

We will play the course in a different sequence than the club (Tournament's 18th hole is the club's 1st hole). This results in an unusual 34 out and 38 in.

Greens: 60% Poa (annual meadow grass)/ 40% Bents and Fescues
Tees: Fairways and Rough: 70% Poa (annual meadow grass) and 30% Fescues.

Fairways are quite generous in width but it is a tree lined course where accuracy off the Tee is rewarded.

There is very little Rough as the courses had to be changed (Marquess to Dukes) 2 weeks ago due to the Marquess Greens being seriously damaged by disease.

Stimpmeter reading Tuesday morning: 10.2
Greens are quite undulated with a severe slope on 2nd Green. All Greens are double cut and rolled every morning with the exception of Green 2 which is cut once a day.

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